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SCKMC Celebrates Health Information Professionals Week

March 30, 2015

South Central Kansas Medical Center celebrated health information professionals during the 26th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week from March 22-28, 2015. This year’s theme was “Reliable Information, Responsible Care.”

Arkansas City, KS –   South Central Kansas Medical Center celebrated health information professionals during the 26th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week from March 22-28, 2015. This year’s theme was “Reliable Information, Responsible Care.”

“During AHIMA’s Health Information Professionals Week, we want to raise awareness that HIM professionals have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to lead in turning health information into knowledge that will improve the health of patients," said American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon. “This year's theme reflects AHIMA’s continued focus on its vision of advancing the use of quality health information to improve health and wellness worldwide."

HIP Week 2015 coincided with the AHIMA’s “Hill Day”, an event where AHIMA members visit Capitol Hill and share the importance of advancing HIM. Information governance, privacy and security, and fraud and abuse concerns continue to be key issues for HIM professionals, with AHIMA able provide guidance to the healthcare industry and government leaders seeking counsel. AHIMA represents more than 71,000 health information management and health informatics professionals around the world.

“Our role is evolving from simply translating data to providing instant access to intelligence that can drive clinical and administrative decision making in real time," said Thomas Gordon."We envision a world in which everyone benefits from the exchange and use of health information that is accurate, accessible, and secure and available to the right person at the right time."

The professionals at SCKMC’s Health Information Services department consist of Patricia McMains (Health Information Services Manager), Anita Sefers, Tracy Tapia, Phyllis McCorgary, and Christine Beaty.

(Pictured left to right): Christine Beaty, Anita Sefers, Tracy Tapia, Patricia McMains, and Phyllis McCorgary.